A lower and longer CB350

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Despite the twin not being as popular as its four-cylinder siblings, the Honda CB350 can make a great base bike for any custom and for Richard South it provided the perfect donor for his latest build. 

“I’ve built quite a few bikes now,” said Richard. “I chose the Honda though because the CB350 looks cool. I’ve been working on it for the past two years on and off… well, mostly off.” 


The bike was lowered and lengthened to give it a mean stance, which is helped further by wider yokes that were machined to fit the frame. The new 16in wheels complimented the build further, as did the stainless exhaust system and bars. In fact, most of the bike is made up of completely new parts.

Richard took on the entire build himself, with the exception of the machining on the yokes, which was outsourced. The most challenging aspect of the build for Richard was figuring out how to get everything at the front end come together but we think you’ll agree that it’s come together very well. Top job.

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James Archibald

By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer